Are Muslims terrorists?

Assalamwa’alaikum

Been a long time since I’ve posted a poem on here but in sha Allah wanted to share a poem that I just wrote after feeling very angry at the double standards that exist within our society and have become the generally accepted norm.

I may be only 16 but Allah SWT has granted me eyes and I can see the injustices committed against us Muslims and I am not afraid to speak out. Why should we be treated like this? Enough is enough

They don’t even know who the real terror is yet they call us terrorists..

They accuse us of violence

They wish to hear only our silence

But we’re speaking out

We’re clearing every doubt

For them it is morally justified to destroy our lands

And then feign kindness by lending our governments a few helping hands

One can simply look to the corruption in Pakistan

Or take a glance at the destruction in Afghanistan

To kill thousands of innocent people seems to be fine

As long as it is Muslims on the other end of the line

But for a Muslim to do the same?

Well here begins the war on terror game

Before you think I am justifying anything think again

For any loss of innocent human life is wrong and brings only pain

But why does the entire Muslim community have to be ostracized?

The clear truth has to be realised

A few individuals do not constitute for a whole community

We get attacked but the Western governments holds such immunity

When they kill so many innocent people everywhere

Yet for them to be held accountable seems to be so rare

The media paint us as tyrants that blow up places

Please peel back the false image the media has painted and see our true faces

The newspapers are playing with your mind

The truth they don’t wish for you to find

Have you ever opened up the Qur’an?

And seen the true Islam?

One Muslim commits a crime and it makes front page news

But the same doesn’t happen when US soldiers rape and sexually abuse

Women in Iraq and Afghanistan; such crimes are inhumane

And what about all those innocent children and women Israel has slain?

Such terrorists they are that have bombed thousands of homes

And what about all of America’s drones?

Operating in Yemen and Somalia and so many other countries

Yes America the land of the ‘brave, the free’

They wish for us to have ‘liberty’

But we find freedom in Islam; don’t you see?

The biggest war we waged was on removing oppression

On eradicating sadness and depression

By submitting to our Lord with no discretion

Yet our religion and our Prophet SAW get abused in the name of ‘freedom of expression’?!

Ethnic cleaning in Burma and the Central African Republic

But all you want to do is brainwash the public

Not to mention the terrorists in Sri Lanka terrorising

The Muslims but of course they aren’t labelled as terrorists which sadly isn’t surprising

The word ‘terrorist’ seems to be a word so exclusive

To Muslims; sadly it isn’t all inclusive

Do all Irish people have to condemn or pay

For the shameful acts of the IRA?

I don’t have to publicly say that 9/11 was a horrific crime

Nor publicly condemn those involved at the time

For I am not responsible for their actions

I don’t agree with them but then why I am treated as though I am part of their faction?

I could continue on speaking of the injustices that exist

But I’ll stop here however I must insist

That you share this so we can all open our eyes

And stop believing in the media’s and our government’s lies…

As I mentioned before: I may be young but that does not mean I am incapable of recognising injustice and discrimination against Muslims. I just pray that one day the world too will recognise it…..

Please share this…jazakAllah khair

Wa’alaikum Salaam

Journey4Jannah

Assalamwa’alaikum

We are on a journey. I don’t even need to elaborate or explain. Simply: we are on a journey. But where to? Isn’t that the burning question? What is our destination and is dunya just a stop in the journey?

I’m in love with it because that’s just it: dunya is just a stop. We are journeying, we are traveling and in sha Allah we are travelling right back home. Back to eternal happiness and pleasure where there lies delights and wonders that will only last forever.

Dunya is the stop just as you stop when you are travelling by plane. Sometimes you take a stop in a different country and you are forced to wander around in the airport and await the time when you can reboard the plane and finally reach your destination. Well that is dunya: a stop. We wander around, we buy some, we rest some and then we leave. But…

So ask yourself: do you want Jannah? You will most definately reply yes because that’s what we all want but now really ask yourself after looking at your actions. After thinking about what you do on a daily basis, then ask yourself: do I want Jannah? We utter yes with our tongues but do our actions tell otherwise?

We all want to go back home but we have to work for it and we have to ask for it so let’s do both. Let’s work for it and ask for it and never lose hope.

 This stop will cause us pain. It will hurt. It will make us cry and sometimes things will get so hard we’ll just feel like giving up. But we cannot give up. We can never give up or lose sight of our goal our aim.

There’s our way, this is our journey and we’re nearly home in sha Allah.This verse soothes my heart when in troubled waters subhanAllah :’)

My dear sisters I ask you from the bottom of my heart:

 And finally and I pray for this every day:

 Ameen thumma ameen!

Keep going sisters because we’re nearly home.

Wasalamwa’alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

A reflection on a reflection

Assalamwa’alaikum sisters

In sha Allah you’re all in the best of health and iman and are doing fantastic.

Oh and Ramadhan Mubarak! In sha Allah you’re taking full advantage of this blessed month.

Oh and in sha Allah don’t worry as my story will continue so I haven’t forgotten or stopped.

So a rather peculiar title to this post: a reflection on a reflection. Well I’ll clarify…oh and final note, my tone is going to be slightly conversational so just a heads up there.

Now I think…a lot. I spend much of my time just thinking; about the past, future, me, my mistakes etc as I’m sure we all do. But there’s a problem with thinking too much. There’s a problem with living inside your head and forcing yourself to go over your past again and again. Now before you jump to the conclusion that I’m advocating the stopping of thinking, I’m not. However what I am trying to get across is this: learn from the past, ponder upon your mistakes to learn how to move on and be a better Muslim but do not allow the past to define you.

It’s an integral part of being Muslim: realising your mistakes and turning back to Allah SWT in sincere repentance. But you do not have to live in the past and in the shadow of your mistakes. Let it go and move on. Cliche right? But so true…

I want to share a story, short one don’t worry. One day on the way to school, it began to rain. A little at first but it soon intensified and as I walked through that rain, a thought came to me…these raindrops were purifying the ground or cleaning it. The rubbish was flowing away and left the ground bare. What does wudhu do? It is a form of purification for as you wash, your minor sins wash away too: http://abdurrahman.org/seerah/riyad/08/chap185.htm

You’re being cleansed.

You’re starting again.

And that is so powerful and amazing subhanAllah! Five times a day you are washing away those minor sins in sha Allah.

But there’s more to come…

We are in the month of Mercy, the month in which the gates of Hell are closed and the gates of Jannah are open so this is the time to repent and turn back. To purify and cleanse and then move on. To let the past go. To be free.

Wasalamwa’alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

 

Shaam: You will be free!

Assalamwa’alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu ukhts 😀

My poem for Shaam….

Bismillah:

Oh Shaam forever in my heart you will be                                                                                                                                                           For until the day I die I shall strive to set you free

From the weight of tyranny                                                                                                                                                                                You will have liberty                                                                                                                                                                                            Allah SWT will grant you victory

Oh Shaam forever in my heart you will be                                                                                                                                                    For until the day I die I shall strive to set you free

You will no longer suffer humility                                                                                                                                                                           You will have back your humanity                                                                                                                                                                        Allah SWT will set you free

Oh Shaam forever in my heart you will be                                                                                                                                                           For until the day I die I shall strive to set you free

Oh Shaam my heart cries out for you                                                                                                                                                                    Oh Shaam I’ll do all that I can do                                                                                                                                                                        Oh Shaam you will always be in my dua                                                                                                                                                            Oh Shaam may you be blessed with Jannah

Oh Shaam forever in my heart you will be                                                                                                                                                     For until the day I die I shall strive to set you free

These tyrants use so much violence                                                                                                                                                                 And what betrayal is our silence!                                                                                                                                                                       But we’ll ask Allah SWT for His guidance

Oh Shaam forever in my heart you will be                                                                                                                                                     For until the day I die I shall strive to set you free

Your blood running through the valleys and seas                                                                                                                                   Your children begging please                                                                                                                                                                              But do not worry for after hardship comes ease

Oh Shaam forever in my heart you will be                                                                                                                                                            For until the day I die I shall strive to set you free

The clouds crying for your pains                                                                                                                                                                        The leaves fluttering towards your plains                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Your land will be free again

Oh Shaam forever in my heart you will be                                                                                                                                                           For until the day I die I shall strive to set you free

So much blood, it’s clouded our sight                                                                                                                                                              But for your freedom we will fight                                                                                                                                                                   And with our duas we will spark the light

Oh Shaam forever in my heart you will be                                                                                                                                                     For until the day I die I shall strive to set you free

That will illuminate the path of freedom                                                                                                                                                       And we pray that your inhabitants enter our Lord’s Kingdom!

Ameen thumma Ameen!

Iraq, Syria and Palestine will free in sha Allah!

We have a responsibility to help our brothers and sisters there and everywhere else, so let us not forget them. Dua is the strongest weapon of a believer so let us use this weapon to break free the shackles that bind our brothers and sisters.

Also donate all you can to help them and raise as much money as you can in sha Allah.

Silence is betrayal and we will be held accountable on the Day of Judgment…

Wa’alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu